October is California Archaeology Month, and the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area is celebrating it with Archaeology Day on October 19 from 10 to 4 p.m. The family friendly event will take place at the Santa Monica Mountains Visitor Center at King Gillette Ranch.
The following activities will take place:
Native American performances
An opportunity to dig up “artifacts” like an archaeologist in the hands-on excavation box
Practice throwing an atlatl spear at a target
Watch flint knapping demonstrations as experts turn stone into arrowheads
See genuine local artifacts on display
Learn more about history and prehistory with our hands-on replica artifact tables
Learn about the difference between archaeologists and paleontologists (hint: archaeologists don’t dig for dinosaur bones)
Presentations by local archaeologists
Learn about anthropology programs in local schools
Learn about Native American history and become a Junior Ranger!
This event & parking is free and open to the public. Sign up is optional and can be done here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/archaeology-day-tickets-72413323199
Questions about this event? Call (805)-370-2301 or email: Samo_Interpretation@nps.gov.
Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitors' Center - King Gillette Ranch is located at 26876 Mulholland Highway, Calabasas.